The U.S. abortion rate has plunged to its lowest level since the still-controversial Roe V. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973. Abortion rates are down to about 14.6 abortions per every 1000 women in the childbearing age. Studies say this is due to the availability of more and better contraceptives to young women. Other studies state that it is due to a more rigorous systems to obtain an abortion so girls are just unable to have them done. When President Trump was coming into office there was fear and still is on what laws will be passed with abortion and if medicare and obamacare will still cover it. This article is not specifically stating anything with the legislative branch but more what will happen with the change of it. To get the current laws all branches, involving the house, senate and president had to review and pass them. Now with the change of person in the house and senate and the change of the president there is fear that the abortion laws and available contraceptives will change too.
The Mississippi Senate moved one step closer to passing a law that would prevent women from getting abortions after they are 15 weeks pregnant. Mississippi along with about six other states have laws stating that women with a pregnancy past twenty weeks cannot obtain an abortion, they are now looking to lower that down to fifteen weeks. Senate has already passed the original house bill and now it is going back to the house for a final vote. If the house passes the bill it will end up on Governor Phil Bryant's desk. Governor Bryant is expected to sign the bill, that would go along with his mentality of trying to make Mississippi the safest place for an unborn child. Mississippi has a track record of being committed to protecting the lives of unborn children. It is already quite difficult to obtain an abortion in the state of Mississippi and lowering the abortion weeks limit would make it more difficult for women living there to get an abortion. The only way women are allowed to get an abortion after twenty weeks in the state of Mississippi is if it is life threatening to the women or there are other serious health complications. This is showing the actions of the legislative branch where one chamber has approved the bill and it is being passed to the other for their approval. In this case the senate has gone through their voting and it was been passed in their chamber and now it is headed over to the house side for their approval as well. after this it will go to the governors desk, not the presidents, because it is only for the state of Mississippi not the whole United States.
Even amongst religion there is no constant view on the legalization of abortion. Roughly 75% of the Jehovah's Witness's believe that abortion should be illegal in all cases. Where as In the Unitarian Universalist belief 90% believe that abortion should always be allowed. When all U.S. adults were polled the results came up as follows: 57% for legal abortion, 40% to make abortion illegal and 3% are indifferent. I do not defect any bias within this article, they are just simply laying out the facts. It seems to me that some religions definitely influence people's views on abortion but that it still comes down to a personal choice and decision. This article depicts some of the Committee Action in the Legislative Branch. The actions of gathering information on the study and considering citizens points of views. There was a poll put out which gathered information about how individual religions feel about abortion but it is also expressing individual citizens views on abortion as well.
Over the past few years many abortion clinics have been closed, leaving only a handful per state to deal with any cases. Which means women's choice still depends on where you live and how much money you have. Women with money, a good job and a car can travel to a town where there is a clinic but women with out those are left without an option or to take on a "home remedy" to terminate the pregnancy. obviously that is not a humane, safe or healthy choice for the mother or those around her. This article states that abortion is a constitutional right and should be available to all. Currently many of the laws are left up to individual states creating a patchwork of laws across the country. Some states include abortion in medicare, other do not. Some require counseling or a waiting period. This article pushes for equal, consistent and legal abortion laws across america. These actions show the first step in the legislative branch of contacting their leaders in a desire to change the laws. Now this is not the most classy way to get the attention of leaders but they are definitely gaining attention and getting their point across. People standing on the front steps of important buildings gain the quick attention of the leaders and sometimes helps to expedite the process of law making.